Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg
Nate Dogg
Background information
Birth name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale
Born August 19, 1969(1969-08-19)
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died March 15, 2011(2011-03-15) (aged 41)
Long Beach, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, R&B, G-funk
Occupations Rapper, Singer
Years active 1990–2011[1]
Labels Death Row
Associated acts 213, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Game, Eminem, 50 Cent, Tha Dogg Pound, Fabolous

Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American musician. He is noted for his membership of rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Warren G, Tupac and Snoop Dogg on many hit releases. Nate Dogg released three solo albums, G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music and Me in 2001 and Nate Dogg in 2008.

Nate Dogg died in 2011 in Long Beach, California, the cause of the death was from complications of multiple strokes.[2]


Early life

Nate Dogg was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He moved to Long Beach, California when he was 14 following his parents' divorce. He was the friend and partner in the rap game with rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G, RBX, Daz Dillinger and was the cousin of Butch Cassidy and Lil' ½ Dead. He began singing as a child in the New Hope Baptist Church in Long Beach and Life Line Baptist Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi where his father Daniel Lee Hale was pastor. At the age of 16 he dropped out of high in Long Beach, California and left home to join the United States Marine Corps,[3] serving for three years.


Early career with 213

In 1990 Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg,[4] and their friend Warren G, formed a rap trio called 213. 213 recorded their first demo in the back of the famed V.I.P record store in Long Beach, the demo was later heard by Dr. Dre at a house party and he was instantly hooked on the soulful voice of Nate.[5]

Solo career

Nate Dogg made his debut on The Chronic. Singing in what later become his trademark style, he was well-received by fans and critics alike, and would go on to sign with Death Row Records in 1993. Nate Dogg was also featured on Mista Grimm's "Indosmoke" with Warren G. Then in 1994 he produced his first hit single "Regulate" with Warren G. Nate Dogg was also featured in many Tupac releases, including his collaboration record Thug Life: Volume I. Then in 1998 after a tumultuous time at Death Row Records he released another album. The double album was titled G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 and was followed up in late 2001 with Music & Me on Elektra Records. Music & Me peaked at number three on the Billboard hip-hop charts in 2001.[6] After a number of delays and an original release date of April 2004, his self-titled album was released under the Affiliated Entertainment Group on June 3, 2008.[citation needed]

Television appearances

In 2002, Nate Dogg and Isaiah Mendez appeared on a celebrity episode of the Weakest Link, making it to the last three players before being eliminated by Xzibit and Young MC.[7]

Collaborations with other artists

Nate found success, not only in solo projects, but in collaborations with other hip-hop artists. In the 2000s, Nate's high-ranking collaborative singles, according to Rolling Stone, includes Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode," Mos Def's "Oh No," Fabolous' "Can't Deny It," Ludacris' "Area Codes," 50 Cent's "21 Questions," Mark Ronson's "Ooh Wee," Houston's "I Like That," Eminem's "'Till I Collapse" and "Shake That", and Mobb Deep's "Have a Party."[8]

Legal issues

In early 1990s, Hale was charged with two separate robberies, Check Changers robbery in 1991 and robbery of a San Pedro Taco Bell in 1994.[9][10] He faced a maximum of nearly eleven years in prison,[11] but he was subsequently acquitted of both charges.[10][11]

In 1996, Hale was convicted of a drug-related offense in Los Angeles County.[12]

On June 17, 2000, Hale was alleged to have kidnapped and assaulted his former girlfriend and set her mother's car on fire in Lakewood. He was arrested by a SWAT team in his home Pomona. He was accused of kidnapping, domestic violence, making terrorist threats and arson.[13] He spent a night in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles before he was released on a $1 million bail.[14] These charges were later dismissed, but Hale faced jail time for a new charge, illegal possession of a firearm by felon. An unmarked firearm was found in his home during the June 17 arrest.[12] Hale pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge, and was sentenced to probation of three years and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.[15]

On April 12, 2002, Hale was stopped by Arizona Department of Public Safety officers outside of Kingman, Arizona while traveling on a tour bus. He was arrested and charged with firearms-related and drug-related offenses after two pistols and four ounces of cannabis were found. Hale was booked on Mohave County Jail and subsequently released on a $3,500 bond.[16] Weapon charges against him were dropped as an exchange to guilty plea to drug possession charge. Hale was subsequently sentenced to probation and community service. He was also ordered to attend drug counseling sessions in May 2002.[17]

In 2006, Hale was charged with misdemeanor aggravated trespassing, telephone harassment, battery assault, dissuading a witness from reporting a crime and violation of a restraining order. In March 2008, Hale pleaded guilty to trespassing and battery and was ordered to complete a domestic violence treatment program, probation of three years, and was stripped of gun ownership rights for the next ten years.[18]

In July 2008, Hale was charged with two felony criminal threats after allegedly sending threatening emails to his estranged wife,[19] and one count of stalking after allegedly chasing her by car on Interstate 405 in previous month.[20] Hale initially pleaded not guilty to these charges,[20] which were eventually dropped in April 2009, because the alleged victim did not contact prosecutors in the case.[19]

Additionally, Hale has a conviction of driving under the influence.[20]

Strokes and death

On December 19, 2007, Nate Dogg suffered a stroke, according to a coordinator for his recently formed gospel choir, Innate Praise.[21] Reports had circulated that Nate Dogg had been admitted to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona, California after suffering a heart attack. Erica Beckwith, however, confirmed to MTV News that Nate Dogg was released on December 26 after being treated for a stroke and was admitted to a medical-rehab facility to assist him in his recovery. On January 18, 2008, it was officially reported that the stroke had rendered the left side of his body paralyzed. Doctors believed there would be a full recovery, and his voice was not affected. In September 2008, he suffered a second stroke.[22] Nate Dogg died March 15, 2011 in Long Beach, California. On March 17, his attorney Mark Geragos confirmed that the cause of the death was from complications of multiple strokes.[2]



Awards and nominations

During his career, Nate Dogg has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.

Category Genre Song Year Result
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(with Eminem)
Rap "Shake That" 2007 Nominated
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(with Ludacris)
Rap "Area Codes" 2002 Nominated
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
(uncredited with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg)
Rap "The Next Episode" 2001 Nominated
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
(with Warren G)
Rap "Regulate" 1995 Nominated


  1. ^ "Bishop Lamont ft Nate Dogg "I’m Faded" [Audio"]. January 8, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Perpetua, Matthew (March 16, 2011). "Rapper and Singer Nate Dogg". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Joining the Ranks of Famous Marines". Retrieved December 26, 2009. 
  4. ^ Nate Dogg Biography, Allmusic. Retrieved on November 2, 2006. He was also a member of the same gang as Snoop Dogg and Warren G,which was the Rollin 20 Crips.
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  6. ^ Nate- Charts and Awards, Allmusic, retrieved on November 2, 2006
  7. ^ Perpetua, Matthew. "Nate Dogg's Best Guest Appearances". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  8. ^ "L.B. Rapper Nate Dogg Out On Bail In Robbery Charge" (Fee required). Press-Telegram. December 14, 1994. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Nate Dogg Acquitted Of '91 Robbery Charges" (Fee required). Press-Telegram. July 22, 1996. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "L.B. Rapper Suspected of Robbery" (Fee required). Press-Telegram. December 19, 1994. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Firearm charges dog another rapper". The Post and Courier. March 16, 2001.,12574. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Nate Dogg arrested". Associated Press. June 16, 2000.,2389837. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Rapper Nate Dogg Charged on 5 Counts" (Fee required). Press-Telegram. July 15, 2000. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Rapper Nate Dogg takes plea bargain". Press-Telegram. August 22, 2001. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  15. ^ Seckler, Jim (April 16, 2002). "Rap singer released on bond after drug, gun arrest locally". Kingman Daily Miner.,1301415. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  16. ^ Callahan-Bever, Noah (May 28, 2002). "Nate Dogg Sentenced For Drug Possession". MTV News. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Nate Dogg Pleads Guilty In Domestic Violence Charge". HipHopDX. March 27, 2008. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b "Stalking charge dropped against Nate Dogg". Associated Press. April 16, 2009. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  19. ^ a b c "Nate Dogg Pleads Not Guilty to Making Threats, Stalking Estranged Wife" (Fee required). Long Beach Press-Telegram. July 17, 2008. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Hannah Montana Contest Winner Apologizes For Fake Essay; Plus 'American Idol,' C-Murder, R.E.M., Birdman & More, In For The Record". MTV. January 4, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  21. ^ Jayson Rodriguez (January 18, 2008). Nate Dogg Paralyzed After Stroke; Manager Slams Coverage Of 911 Call, MTV. Accessed January 19, 2008.

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